Nicholas S. Deychakiwsky
Nick Deychakiwsky is the Civil Society program officer managing Mott’s United States and Global Philanthropy and Nonprofit Sector program areas. Deychakiwsky moved to Ukraine in late 1990, where he worked in many capacities supporting democratic and economic reforms before joining the Mott Foundation in 2000. While working in the Foundation’s former Prague office, he was responsible for Civil Society grantmaking in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Russia, until late 2006, when he assumed his current duties. Deychakiwsky currently serves on the board of the United Philanthropy Forum and as a member of the Global Philanthropy Forum Steering Committee. In addition, from 2002–2006 Deychakiwsky was first a board member and then chair of both the Russia Donors Forum and the Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and worked for Mobil Oil as a supply analyst before returning to school to study music and obtain a master’s degree in Choral Conducting. Deychakiwsky is a lifelong, avid fan of his hometown Cleveland sports teams. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, arranging Ukrainian folk music, playing the bandura, reading science fiction and bike riding.