Speaking in Solution Room: Annual Giving at 11:15 am for the Ignited Fundraising track.
Eve Samples is executive director of Friends of the Everglades, a nonprofit founded in 1969 by renowned journalist, author and advocate Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Prior to joining Friends of the Everglades, Eve worked as a journalist for 20 years, including roles as the statewide opinion editor for the USA TODAY Network-Florida, as a local news columnist for Treasure Coast Newspapers, and as a reporter for The Palm Beach Post and Pittsburgh-Post Gazette. She is a native of Miami and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a B.A. in journalism. Eve joined Friends of the Everglades in early 2020, recognizing an opportunity to meld her passion for environmental journalism with Friends’ legacy of grassroots advocacy and education.