The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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The Detroit Riots of 1967
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.
Jewish Welfare Federation Plaque
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.
Robert Aronson explains how Max Fisher has been indispensible to Israeli leaders in helping them deal with America.
Max Fisher speaking at the 40th anniversary of the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in Southfield, Michigan. (L-R) JCC President John H. Shepard, Max Fisher, Executive Director Alvin L. Kushner, and Judge Damon J. Keith.
Correspondence between Max M. Fisher and Judge Sherman C. Finesilver concerning the Rogers Plan.
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
A photograph of the then four living presidents, signed by each, presented to Max Fisher in 1998, along with a personal letter from Gerald Ford.
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Congratulatory letter from Brian Kott, President of the Detroit Chapter of the AJC, to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award.
Renaissance Center and Riverfront
Max Fisher Jewish Community Foundation Dedication
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.