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.
Renaissance Center
Christmas shoppers in Detroit in the 1950s
Letter from President Ronald Reagan to Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, regarding a visit from Max M. Fisher.
In 1988, Max Fisher was awarded this elaborate Shield of Zion by the American Zionist Federation of Los Angeles.
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
Peter Cummings relates Max Fisher's instinct to work behind the scenes.
Max Fisher in 25 words or less poster.
Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
Max Fisher speaking in a UJA fundraising video about the need to support Jewish people around the world.
Correspondence between Max M. Fisher and Judge Sherman C. Finesilver concerning the Rogers Plan.
The Alpha Kappa Psi Civic Award, "For service to country and community and inspiring leadership," presented to Max Fisher in 1970 by the Delta Theta Chapter of the University of Detroit.
Congratulatory letter from President Bill Clinton to Max Fisher for receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Peter Golden offers an enlightening quote about Max Fisher from Ronald Reagan.
Max Fisher, Paul Milstein and Seymour Milstein
Detroit Mayor Coleman Young and President Jimmy Carter