The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Moshe Arad, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
Congratulatory letter from Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Jewish Welfare Federation Plaque
"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.
Max Fisher speaking to the General Assembly in Philadelphia in 1976.
Robert Aronson explains how Max Fisher has been indispensible to Israeli leaders in helping them deal with America.
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.
Max Fisher meeting with Richard Nixon and other leaders, including John Ehrlichman, William Rogers, Rabbi Hershel Schacter, and William Wxler, in the White House in 1970.
Abba Eban dinner
Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Honorary Doctorate
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.
Max M. Fisher prepares to accept the National Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee in 1994.
Left to Right: Alan E. Schwartz, Joseph L. Hudson, Robert E. McCabe, Max M. Fisher, A. Alfred Taubman