The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
Bill Berman talks about Max Fisher's commitment to finding consensus among groups in the pursuit of the right decision.
Max Fisher and George Shultz with Jane Sherman at the Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly in San Francisco in 1990, during which Shultz was presented the Human Rights Award by his longtime friend Fisher.
Max M. Fisher prepares to accept the National Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee in 1994.
Max Fisher, Yigal Allon and Yosef Tekoah
Max Fisher with future Israeli President Ephraim Katzir and Louis Pincus at the Founding Assembly for the Reconstituted JAFI in Jerusalem in 1971.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
"The Amazing Life of Max Fisher" ran as the feature story on the front page of The Detroit Free Press on October 2, 2003 and detailed the life of the philanthropist and the opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Place.
Left to Right: Thomas A. Murphy (Chairman, General Motors), Max M. Fisher, Robert E. McCabe (President, Detroit Renaissance), A. Alfred Taubman, Frederick C. Matthaei, Jr.
President Reagan honored Max Fisher with the Presidential Citizen Medal at the White House in 1989.
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others
The Alpha Kappa Psi Civic Award, "For service to country and community and inspiring leadership," presented to Max Fisher in 1970 by the Delta Theta Chapter of the University of Detroit.
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.
Max Fisher addressing the final session of the Founding Assembly
Detroit News on July 15, 1971