National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


About The Foundation

Saving Lives Through Music One Note at a Time

This foundation has been created in the memory of our son Matthew "Waffles" Bahna who left this world on 8/12/19 at the age of 27. Matthew got the name "Waffles" in Celebration High School in Florida because of his love of waffles and graduated in the class of 2010. He was a kind soul who had an affinity for music of all genres. He was a trained musician who could play guitar, keyboard, cello, and the accordion. He lived to share music with anyone who would listen or was interested and he brought his guitar everywhere he went. His instrument of choice was a Gibson SG. He would often teach kids how to play guitar or keyboard and he was always there at a party or gathering looking to make the world a better place through the music he knew which was vast and expansive. The purpose of our foundation since our inception in December of 2020 is to carry on "Waffles" legacy by helping children of every race, color, creed, and gender to have access to musical instruments, lessons, and opportunities in the music industry later in life if they so choose. We believe that music is a wholesome and healing experience for those who play and those who listen. It has been part of human existence since time began. Join us on this journey and let's serenade the world. Thank you from "Waffles" Dad and Mom.

The Waffles Foundation INC is a certified non for profit 501(c)(3) under Public Charity Status 509(a)(2) recognized by the Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt and Government Entities .



Friends Of Waffles

Our Ambassadors

Elisa Donahue and Lauren McAlister Yonkers, New York

Samuel Zarbailov(Sam Zee) South Brooklyn, New York

Diane Larkin Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York

Become an Ambassador today for your local comunity and help us to bring music to kids in all corners of the earth.
Ambassadors spread the good will of our foundation, collect musical instruments, and help raise funds.

If you have a skill or talent that you believe can be used to help our foundation please contact us. Together we can help children in need and develop the world's next musicians.

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Contact Us

Alfred Bahna - Director / President
Lorraine Knepple - Director / Secretary
Luis Quevedo - Director
Kerry Bahna - Treasurer

3003 Mallory Circle Apt # 8103
Kissimmee FL 34747