The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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"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.
Peter Cummings describes what it's like to work with Max Fisher.
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.
Robert Aronson explains how Max Fisher has been indispensible to Israeli leaders in helping them deal with America.
Jewish Statesmanship Award
HUD Certificate of Appreciation
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
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.
Jewish Welfare Federation Plaque
Max Fisher with Henry Kissinger in the White House. Signed, "To Max Fisher - With the affection and admiration of his friend - Henry A. Kissinger."
Henry Ford II presents a check to Max M. Fisher and the United Jewish Appeal.
"The Gang of Eight" article
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.
Congratulatory letter from Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.