Dexter Keezer Fund

Extending kindness to those in need on the Outer Cape.

Dexter Keezer was a long-time summer resident of Truro who lived here year-round  in retirement after an illustrious career as soldier, economist and college president,  to name just a few of his many achievements. (To read more about Dexter, see his obituary in the New York Times.) He was deeply involved in the life of the community  and believed that every person can prosper, with help and support from others.

The Dexter Keezer Fund was created in 1999 by his daughter, Anne, in his honor for the purpose of  assisting the people of Truro in meeting genuine crises in a timely manner via  individual grants. The Dexter Keezer Fund is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.


To help your neighbors in need on the Outer Cape.


Those in need may access the Fund by contacting any of the following local charities:

  • The Lower Cape Outreach Council            (508) 240-0694
  • The Homeless Prevention Council             (508) 255-9667
  • The Truro Council on Aging                        (508) 487-2462
  • Helping Our Women                                   (508) 487-4357


There are two ways to donate to the Keezer Fund:

-Mail to Box 572, Truro, MA 02666

- Click the button below to donate through PayPal with a credit card.

Annual Appeal

Please click 2017_Appeal_Final.pdf
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 for our latest annual appeal, which also describes our recent accomplishments.

Betty Bingham, Madelyn Cordeiro, Diane Rose, Sallie Tighe, Mary Abt, Mary Rose, Ansel Chaplin, Nancy Winslow, Linda Macara (not pictured)