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The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Detroit News on July 15, 1971
Max Fisher in meetings with President Ford and staff in the White House in the spring of 1975.
Max Fisher with Secretary of Commerce Robert Mosbacher and President George H. W. Bush outside the White House. Signed, "To Max - I love this shot. Your friend - George Bush"
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
Edsel Ford claims the name Max Fisher is synonymous with the city of Detroit.
Max Fisher speaking in a UJA fundraising video about the need to support Jewish people around the world.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's success in fundraising.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Louis Hamburger, Edward C. Levy, Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Itzhak Rabin, and Samuel Hamburger during the Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters Meeting at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.
Max Fisher speaking at the 40th anniversary of the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in Southfield, Michigan. (L-R) JCC President John H. Shepard, Max Fisher, Executive Director Alvin L. Kushner, and Judge Damon J. Keith.
United Jewish Appeal LBJ Plaque
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
The Detroit Riots of 1967
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.