Marcy Friedman, of Carmichael, is a cum laude graduate of Stanford University and has been a champion in the arts community for nearly five decades. Marcy chaired the California Arts Council, served as president of the Crocker Art Museum Association in 2001, and was campaign co-chair with her late husband, Mort, for the 2010 expansion of the Crocker Art Museum. She has received many honors and awards for her commitment to improving the community; she was named Sacramentan of the Year by the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Philanthropist of the Year by the National Society of Fundraising Executives. She has been honored by Business Volunteers for the Arts, and received the "Woman of the Year" Distinguished Community Service Award for the United Way and an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts by the Board of Trustees of the California State University and Sacramento State. She is currently co-chair of the campaign with Mark Friedman for the planning and development of Crocker Park.