About Us

"Peace is possible. Peace is a human necessity and Peace begins with each one of us"

Ivory’s Rock Foundation (IRF) was established in 2010 as a charitable organisation for educational purposes. Set up by individuals who value peace in their own lives, IRF makes the possibility of personal peace available to interested people.
Our foundation does this in two main ways. We support the Peace Education Program in our region. We also organise and host peace and wellbeing events
IRF is affiliated with Words of Peace Global, an international charitable foundation. We are grateful to our volunteers and donors who continue to make so much possible.

Peace Education Program

Ivory’s Rock Foundation proudly supports the Peace Education Program in Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific. Over 40 volunteers facilitate the workshops in our region. 
Workbooks and materials are provided at no cost to organisations. Ivory's Rock Foundation financially covers some of these costs, in partnership with The Prem Rawat Foundation. We also offer course support to organisations, if needed. 

Centre for Peace Education

To support the organisation’s activities IRF owns and operates a purpose built facility near Ipswich Queensland.  The venue hosts large International Peace Events which can attract over 4,000 attendees.  Camping style accommodation is available for more than 2,000 guests.  
We collaborate with not-for-profit and government organisations to host educational and community activities. The centre is also available for commercial hire, which helps cover the cost of maintaining this large facility.
Enjoying a peace and wellbeing event in the serenity of Ivorys Rock
The Ipswich Yuggera Dance troupe often perform at Ivory's Rock

Yuggera and Ugarapul people

Ivory’s Rock Foundation acknowledges the Yuggera and Ugarapul people of the Yuggera Nation, upon whose ancestral lands we stand at Ivory’s Rock, and their ancestors past, present and emerging. 
In the name of peace IRF stands in solidarity with indigenous people’s right to determine their own future.

Charter

The IRF charter upholds the principles of personal peace and supports a platform for humanity which acknowledges people from all different backgrounds, religions and cultures.

Meet our Board of Directors

Chairperson: Joy Winnel

Joy is now retired, having most recently co-owned and operated a successful arboriculture company servicing a number of local councils in Qld. She previously held executive assistant roles in various industries, and was also a performer for 30 years in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.  She has been an avid supporter of Prem Rawat’s work since 1975.

Secretary: Jeffrey Johnson-Abdelmalik

Jeffrey’s professional background is with non-profit Disability and Mental Health Agencies. He has a Masters in Social Welfare Admin & Planning from UQ, and PhD in Management of non-profit agencies.

Treasurer: Sherry Boulton

Sherry Boulton has a BSc Agriculture from UQ and an Accounting Degree from University of California. She has over 30 years experience in accounting and finance, including her maintaining a 200 client base for her business in the USA.

Board Member: Roland Klepzig

Roland Klepzig graduated from Cambridge University in 1977 He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986, and has managed his own practice serving over 300 personal and business clients in London. He is a keen skier and cyclist, father of a young boy, and enjoys his volunteer work in support of promoting Prem Rawat’s message of peace and wellbeing.

Board Member. Brian Murray

Brian is a business entrepreneur. He is founder and CEO of an IT Distribution company specialising in audio and video communications. Widely travelled, he sees that despite our cultural differences, most of us want the same thing, to live in peace, prosperity and dignity.

Chairperson's Report

Chairperson's Report 2019
Chairperson's Report 2018
Chairperson's Report 2017
Chairperson's Report 2016
Chairperson's Report 2015
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