The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Renaissance Center and Riverfront
Max Fisher, chairman of the board of directors, speaking at the United Brands Co. Annual Meeting in 1976.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Honorary Doctorate
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Robert Aronson reflects on Max Fisher's historic influence on behalf of Israel.
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.”
Letter from Max M. Fisher to The Texas Jewish Post in support of President Reagan's economic policy.
Max M. Fisher prepares to accept the National Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee in 1994.
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
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.
Congratulatory letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Anti-Defamation League Honors
Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
Bill Berman talks about Max Fisher's commitment to finding consensus among groups in the pursuit of the right decision.
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.