The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
Detroit News on July 15, 1971
A handsome token of appreciation given to Max and Marjorie Fisher from the Jewish Federation of Detroit, of which Max Fisher was president from 1959 to 1964.
Congratulatory letter from Teddy Kollek to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
Max Fisher Jewish Community Foundation Dedication
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.
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
Max Fisher and George Shultz with Jane Sherman at the Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly in San Francisco in 1990, during which Shultz was presented the Human Rights Award by his longtime friend Fisher.
Jewish Agency for Israel leaders Max M. Fisher and Louis Pincus in 1970.
Max Fisher agreed to serve as Chairman of Detroit Renaissance, a civic organization with the goal of economic growth for Detroit. The directors included dozens of the most recognizable leaders in Detroit's business community including James M. Roche, Chairman of General Motors and Joseph Hudson, Jr., President of Hudson's Department Stores.
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
Detroit Renaissance Construction
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.