The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
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.
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
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.
Peter Golden offers an enlightening quote about Max Fisher from Ronald Reagan.
In 1974, the Hadassah Wizo of Canada, a Jewish women's philanthropic organization, inscribed Max Fisher as a governor of the Haifa Community College in Winnipeg.
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Moshe Arad, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
Max Fisher and other Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters in 1965.
Detroit's Renaissance Center Article
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
A photograph of the then four living presidents, signed by each, presented to Max Fisher in 1998, along with a personal letter from Gerald Ford.
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.