"is the only foundation that offers a complete Filipino Language Immersion program and Rondalla for children in Phoenix metropolitan area"

Marcy Goma

Educational Services Director

Email: marcy@abakafoundation.org


Abaka Foundation

In 2012, Marcy Goma the founder of Abaka Foundation who is a Filipina mom came together to talk about the possibility of creating a Filipino class with her Friend Leda Fabian where their children could learn Tagalog, learn about their culture, and be outdoors and learn the heritage . Marcy wanted her daughter to learn about their rich history and heritage! Marcy Goma and Leda then, envisioned a learning environment that would “fill the gaps” of their formal school education. They also recognized the power of learning in community and so the idea of Abaka Foundation was born, in 2015 Abaka Foundation was granted a 501-c3 status by the IRS.

 Wayne Brewer

Media Relations Director​​

​Network Engineer

​Email: wayne@abakafoundation.org

​Mailing Address: 

6620 W Shaw Butte Dr Glendale Arizona 85304


Wonder GROW and LEARN


Ihman Esturco
Culture and Arts Director

Stage/TV actor
 Stage Play/ Film director
Email: ihman@abakafoundation.org

Leda Fabian


Ryan David Winkle MBA
Marketing Director

Mesa City Councilman 
District 4

Email: ryan@abakafoundation.org


Marcy Goma- MsEd TVI


Email: marcy@abakafoundation.org

Atty.Lemuel Carlos

Marketing Director

   Immigration Lawyer

   Lemuel Carlos Law Office​Email: lem@abakafoundation.org