The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Robert Aronson reflects on Max Fisher's historic influence on behalf of Israel.
Milwaukee Journal article entitled "Detroit Refuses to Give Up" about the Detroit Renaissance.
A handsome token of appreciation given to Max and Marjorie Fisher from the Jewish Federation of Detroit, of which Max Fisher was president from 1959 to 1964.
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
Max Fisher meeting with Richard Nixon and other leaders, including John Ehrlichman, William Rogers, Rabbi Hershel Schacter, and William Wxler, in the White House in 1970.
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.
Max Fisher speaking to the General Assembly in Philadelphia in 1976.
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.
Congratulatory letter from President Ronald Reagan to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award
Congratulatory letter from Teddy Kollek to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher, Paul Milstein and Seymour Milstein
Max Fisher speaking in a UJA fundraising video about the need to support Jewish people around the world.
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Renaissance Center and Riverfront
Bill Berman describes Max Fisher's belief that consensus was not "the middle ground," but the process of getting a group to all reach the right decision.