The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Congratulatory letter from Dick Cheney to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
Construction of Renaissance Center
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
In 1984, Max Fisher wrote an article for the Detroit Free Press titled "Believe in a brighter future for Detroit."
Max Fisher in 25 words or less poster.
Tribute to Max Fisher
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Operation Exodus Campaign Inaugural meeting
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Louis Hamburger, Edward C. Levy, Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Itzhak Rabin, and Samuel Hamburger during the Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters Meeting at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.
Max Fisher speaking in a UJA fundraising video about the need to support Jewish people around the world.
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.
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.
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.