Whether you need a keynote speaker, a fund development workshop, or strategic planning services, Bret has the experience and knowledge to help you.


Bret N. Bicoy, Principal

Bicoy Philanthropic Advisors

Mailing Address:
624 S. 16th Pl.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

An inspiring and gifted speaker, Bret gives numerous keynote speeches and workshops each year. On topics such as community building, volunteerism, charity, philanthropy, and planned giving, Bret moves easily from inspirational keynote speeches before large crowds to technical presentations on the mechanics of charitable giving.

As a fundraiser, Bret has led organizations that have secured more than $250 million in current and future estate gifts. As a grantmaker, he has been involved with the distribution of more than $60 million to non-profits. As a foundation executive, Bret helped create countless community collaboratives and launched numerous new organizations.

Let’s be honest, this work is not exactly rocket science. Rather, it’s just that you’re attempting to map out a new path through a forest that is a little unfamiliar to you – but Bret has hiked these woods before. His lifetime of experience in the charitable world is actively brought into the room in all his consulting work.

Please note that to avoid any conflicts of interest with Bret Bicoy’s formal role as President & CEO of the Door County Community Foundation, Bicoy Philanthropic Advisors does not contract with organizations based in Door County, Wisconsin or those that receive financial support from the Community Foundation.

If you’re looking for an inspiring and informative keynote speaker, need someone to offer a workshop on virtually any aspect of charitable giving, or would like an experienced non-profit executive to guide you through a strategic planning process, Bret is excited about the possibility of working with you. Email him at or call ‪(920) 288-2442‬.

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