St John's College thanked and recognised Mr Dru Gnodde (OJ, Thomson, 1946) as a benefactor and past Chairman of Council, and the Gnodde Family for their generous contribution to St John's over the years with the naming of The Gnodde Indoor Cricket Centre.
Great schools are built on great foundations and key to this is the support of the Old Johannians. The Gnodde family have given back abundantly to St John’s through the service of Mr Drury Gnodde as chairman of Council and in leading the Independent Schools Association demands to government to open up independent schools to all races. The family have also contributed handsomely in the funding of the Indoor Cricket Centre and in the donation of a significant amount of money to set up the Dru Gnodde scholarship, awarded to a top all-rounder going into Remove. The family serves as an example of philanthropy and service to St John’s.