The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
Detroit News on July 15, 1971
Congratulatory letter from President Ronald Reagan to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.
Left to Right (seated): Gottlieb Hammer (Executive Vice Chairman, UIA); Melvin Dubinsky (President and Board Chairman of UIA); Frank Kellogg (Special Assistant to the Secretary of State)
Left to Right (standing): Simcha Dinitz (Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.); Leonard Garment (Special Consultant to President Nixon); Walter Stoessel, Jr. (Assistant Secretary for European Affairs); Joseph Sisco (Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs); Marshall Wright (Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations); Max M. Fisher (Chairman, Jewish Agency Board of Governors).
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.
Agreement for the Reconstitution of the Jewish Agency of Israel
Congratulatory letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Detroit Renaissance Construction
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.
HUD Certificate of Appreciation
Max Fisher, Paul Milstein and Seymour Milstein
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 next to his sculpture at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.