The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Bill Berman talks about Max Fisher's commitment to finding consensus among groups in the pursuit of the right decision.
Max Fisher and George Shultz with Jane Sherman at the Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly in San Francisco in 1990, during which Shultz was presented the Human Rights Award by his longtime friend Fisher.
In the Fall of 1971, Henry Ford undertook the largest single building venture in Detroit’s history. The project was the Renaissance Center, also known as “RenCen.”
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
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.
Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.
Tribute to Max Fisher
Letter from Max M. Fisher to The Texas Jewish Post in support of President Reagan's economic policy.
Max Fisher with Henry Kissinger in the White House. Signed, "To Max Fisher - With the affection and admiration of his friend - Henry A. Kissinger."
Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
Peter Cummings relates Max Fisher's instinct to work behind the scenes.
Max Fisher, Yigal Allon and Yosef Tekoah
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
Jewish Agency for Israel leaders Max M. Fisher and Louis Pincus in 1970.
A handwritten letter to Max M. Fisher from an L.A. Times reader thanking him for his role in negotiating the Rogers Plan.