The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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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.
Left to Right: Alan E. Schwartz, Joseph L. Hudson, Robert E. McCabe, Max M. Fisher, A. Alfred Taubman
Max M. Fisher at the Scopus Award Dinner with Alan E. Schwartz and President Gerald R. Ford.
Max Fisher with future Israeli President Ephraim Katzir and Louis Pincus at the Founding Assembly for the Reconstituted JAFI in Jerusalem in 1971.
Congratulatory letter from Henry Kissinger to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Robert Aronson explains how Max Fisher has been indispensible to Israeli leaders in helping them deal with America.
1999, Michiganian of the Year Award
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.
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Congratulatory letter from Brian Kott, President of the Detroit Chapter of the AJC, to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award.
Peter Cummings describes what it's like to work with Max Fisher.
Bill Berman talks about Max Fisher's commitment to finding consensus among groups in the pursuit of the right decision.
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.