The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Letter to President George H.W. Bush the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
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.
Left to Right (seated): Gottlieb Hammer (Executive Vice Chairman, UIA); Melvin Dubinsky (President and Board Chairman of UIA); Frank Kellogg (Special Assistant to the Secretary of State)
Left to Right (standing): Simcha Dinitz (Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.); Leonard Garment (Special Consultant to President Nixon); Walter Stoessel, Jr. (Assistant Secretary for European Affairs); Joseph Sisco (Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs); Marshall Wright (Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations); Max M. Fisher (Chairman, Jewish Agency Board of Governors).
The original New Detroit committee. Max Fisher is in the second row, far left.
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.
A personal letter from Secretary of State George Shultz.
Max Fisher speaking in a UJA fundraising video about the need to support Jewish people around the world.
Damon Keith explains how Henry Ford and Max Fisher were the leaders in Detroit in bringing the community back together after the Riots.
Letter from President Ronald Reagan to Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, regarding a visit from Max M. Fisher.
"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.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's success in fundraising.
Detroit business and community leaders, left to right, Robert Surdam, Henry Ford II, Max Fisher, and Robert McCabe in front of the Renaissance Center, late 1970s.
Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
Max Fisher and other Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters in 1965.