The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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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.
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
Max Fisher Jewish Community Foundation Dedication
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
HUD Certificate of Appreciation
Letter from Max M. Fisher to President Nixon concerning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's 1969 visit.
A 1966 Detroit Jewish News article titled "Israel is Facing Massive Absorption Job" quotes Max Fisher heavily.
Operation Exodus Campaign Inaugural meeting
Congratulatory letter from President Ronald Reagan to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Detroit Mayor Coleman Young and President Jimmy Carter
President Reagan honored Max Fisher with the Presidential Citizen Medal at the White House in 1989.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
Max Fisher fundraising at the famous annual Fisher Meeting in his home, 1984.
Peter Golden explains Max Fisher's role negotiating between Meir and Nixon for re-supply to Israel.
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Photographs of Max Fisher and Louis Pincus, the architects of the reconstitution of the Jewish Agency, in Israel in 1964.