The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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"The Amazing Life of Max Fisher" ran as the feature story on the front page of The Detroit Free Press on October 2, 2003 and detailed the life of the philanthropist and the opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Place.
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
Max Fisher addressing the final session of the Founding Assembly
Gene Miller relates Max Fisher's legendary fundraising power.
Max Fisher Jewish Community Foundation Dedication
Left to Right: Phillip Hart, J.L. Hudson, Jr., Robert P. Griffin, and Max Fisher
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Peter Golden offers an enlightening quote about Max Fisher from Ronald Reagan.
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Max Fisher, Yigal Allon and Yosef Tekoah
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others
Jane Sherman talks about her father's success in fundraising.
Agreement for the Reconstitution of the Jewish Agency of Israel
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.
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.