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Dr. Lou Traina, CFRE

Dr. Louis Traina, CFRE, Senior Consultant

Dr. Lou Traina, CFRE

Senior Consultant

Dr. Lou Traina has served in public and private nonprofit enterprises in Southwest Florida for more than 27 years and is well-known throughout the community as an expert in the field of major gifts. 

Lou has led several major gift campaigns for Florida SouthWestern State College, Hodges University, and the Diocese of Venice. Among his many accomplishments, Lou secured the philanthropic naming of the Suncoast Credit Union Arena, Hodges University, three academic schools, and more. 

His passion for fundraising serves as a vehicle for enhancing the presence of nonprofits and allowing organizations to achieve their missions. In addition to his fundraising expertise, he is an experienced administrator and effective community leader. 

Lou holds a Doctorate in Education from Columbia University. Specializing in Board and Foundation governance, advancement development, collaborative leadership, investment giving, and organizational leadership, Lou’s knowledge and experience allow him to provide Soukup Strategic Solutions clients with the support they need.