The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.
The original New Detroit committee. Max Fisher is in the second row, far left.
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 George P. Shultz to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
Max Fisher, Paul Milstein and Seymour Milstein
Left to Right (seated): Gottlieb Hammer (Executive Vice Chairman, UIA); Melvin Dubinsky (President and Board Chairman of UIA); Frank Kellogg (Special Assistant to the Secretary of State)
Left to Right (standing): Simcha Dinitz (Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.); Leonard Garment (Special Consultant to President Nixon); Walter Stoessel, Jr. (Assistant Secretary for European Affairs); Joseph Sisco (Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs); Marshall Wright (Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations); Max M. Fisher (Chairman, Jewish Agency Board of Governors).
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others
Max Fisher in meetings with President Ford and staff in the White House in the spring of 1975.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Louis Hamburger, Edward C. Levy, Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Itzhak Rabin, and Samuel Hamburger during the Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters Meeting at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.
Max Fisher in 25 words or less poster.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Michigan Governor William Milliken
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s