Thrown Stone is one of several Fairfield County, Connecticut, nonprofits that benefit from grants from the Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust. Recipients include the Weston EMS, Westport EMS, Weston Library, the Westport Historical Society; and others.
Daniel E. Offutt III lived for more than 30 years in Weston, Connecticut, in a house that he built. He created intricate works of art in the form of large steel sculptures which he displayed on property surrounding his Weston home. “Dan would have described himself as a ‘farmer,’ but he was much more than that,” said Richard Orenstein, the trustee of the Offutt Charitable Trust. “Those who knew him would remember him as a tennis player, traveler, sailor, metal sculptor, woodworker, fixer of anything, collector of everything, lover of projects, stock market investor, and a good friend.” After receiving an MBA from Columbia University in 1965 he had a career as a stockbroker.