The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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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.
Left to Right: Thomas A. Murphy (Chairman, General Motors), Max M. Fisher, Robert E. McCabe (President, Detroit Renaissance), A. Alfred Taubman, Frederick C. Matthaei, Jr.
Henry Ford II speaks to a crowd of reporters and well-wishers at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Renaissance Center on a rainy day in Detroit.
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
Letter from Max M. Fisher to The Texas Jewish Post in support of President Reagan's economic policy.
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
"The Amazing Life of Max Fisher" ran as the feature story on the front page of The Detroit Free Press on October 2, 2003 and detailed the life of the philanthropist and the opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Place.
Left to Right: Dan Lavin, Art Howard, Max Fisher, Abe Green, John Leerie, and Joseph Holtzman take a break for lunch during the 1956 Allied Jewish Campaign.
Peter Golden offers an enlightening quote about Max Fisher from Ronald Reagan.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
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.
Max Fisher agrees to serve as Chairman of New Detroit during a meeting at McGregor Conference Center on the Campus of Wayne State University.