ABOUT US

Nova Ukraine is a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit organization (EIN 465335435) dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine and raising awareness about Ukraine in the United States as well as in the rest of the world. Through your generous donations, we fund a variety of efforts to help the people of Ukraine and to strengthen Ukraine's democratic society. We organize fundraisers, cultural events, meetings with Ukrainian celebrities, and roundtable discussions dedicated to Ukraine, among other initiatives. We also collaborate with nonprofits and volunteers on the ground to further our mission. Since December 2013, we have collected over $15 million in donations.

OUR VISION

Our goal is to fund and organize a range of programs to aid Ukraine in its recovery from social and economic crises and to build a stronger country aligned with democratic values. In our work, we maintain high moral standards and accountability for our efforts and activities. The majority of our volunteer work is unpaid and consequently, the funding overhead has been under 2% as per our financial reports. We are transparent in our efforts and provide detailed reporting of how our funds are being spent and often post visuals of aid delivery.

MISSION STATEMENT

We work diligently to provide humanitarian aid to vulnerable groups and individuals in Ukraine and to raise awareness about Ukraine in the US and throughout the world. We fully support Ukraine in its efforts to build a strong civil society, reform its educational system, and to eliminate corruption.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ostap Korkuna | Director / Co-Chairman
I was born and raised in Lviv, Ukraine. I graduated from Lviv National University with a master’s degree in applied math and, soon after that, moved to California in 2009 to become a software engineer at Meta (then Facebook). Though I live in the US, I still try to visit Ukraine often to maintain the many social and professional ties I’ve built with my homeland over the years. In 2014, I became one of the founding members of Nova Ukraine because I strongly believe that no matter where we are geographically, we can still find ways to effectively help Ukraine when the country and its people need us.

Mikola (Nick) Bilogorskiy | Co-Chairman
I grew up in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Today, I’m a computer security software executive in Silicon Valley. I co-founded Nova Ukraine in 2014 to give the young people in our diaspora a voice and as a simple way to help Ukraine. I love giving back and feeling connected to my roots in Ukraine. At Nova Ukraine, I coordinate corporate relations.

Milena Naymark | Director, Finance
I was born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 1991, I left for the US, where I lived in New York before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2005. I co-founded Nova Ukraine in 2014 and served as CFO and vice president. I'm on the board of directors now and am responsible for assisting in legal and financial matters. I hope to be able to make a difference for Ukraine as our organization develops and becomes stronger through our joint humanitarian efforts with other US-based Ukrainian nonprofits. Beyond my board seat, I chiefly contribute to our efforts in the fields of education and raising awareness.

Michael Simbirsky | Director
I grew up in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where I studied mathematics. In the mid-1990s, I moved to Israel before finally settling in California as a software engineer. I joined Nova Ukraine in 2014 to assist internally displaced persons. Before the war, I coordinated educational projects, the project “Help to wounded soldiers” and others. I am now coordinating financial planning for Nova Ukraine's broad humanitarian efforts.

Rodion Yaryy | Director
I grew up in Odesa, Ukraine, before later moving to the US to further my education. I’m passionate about software engineering, mathematics, and teaching. I joined Nova Ukraine first as a volunteer and later as a board member because I wanted to see my country become a strong European nation freed from corruption and with greater access to education. I want to be part of a critical mass that will make positive change in Ukrainian society.

Igor Markov | Director
I grew up in Kyiv, and moved to the US for graduate school (UCLA). Having worked at Google, I’m today a research scientist at Meta (Facebook) focusing on AI platforms. As a former professor at the University of Michigan and a visiting professor at Stanford, I’ve co-authored five books and over 200 peer-reviewed publications. At Nova Ukraine, I curated the COVID-19 response and advertising efforts, oversaw publicity materials and other projects. As of 2022, I am involved in media efforts, transportation logistics, support of volunteers in Ukraine, and help scaling up Nova Ukraine as new volunteers are joining daily.

Statement of Values

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We expect every board member, employee, and volunteer (collectively, our associates) to align on our core values and operating principles. We do not tolerate our associates engaging in activities which contradict these values. When choosing partners to work with us, we choose partners that align with our core values.

Financial Statements

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Latest Updates:  http://novaukraine.org/newsletter
Reports (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)
IRS Profile

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Contact US

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].