The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
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.
Groundbreaking for Renaissance Center
The Detroit riots, which began on July 23, 1967 led to 43 deaths, 7,200 arrests and a minimum of $42.5 million in damages.
"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.
Max Fisher Jewish Community Foundation Dedication
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"
In 1988, Max Fisher was awarded this elaborate Shield of Zion by the American Zionist Federation of Los Angeles.
Henry Ford II speaks to a crowd of reporters and well-wishers at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Renaissance Center on a rainy day in Detroit.
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
Bar-Ilan Degree
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others
Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.