The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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President Reagan honored Max Fisher with the Presidential Citizen Medal at the White House in 1989.
In 1999 Max Fisher was named a Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News.
Correspondence between Max M. Fisher and Judge Sherman C. Finesilver concerning the Rogers Plan.
Max Fisher with Leon Dulzin, Joseph Sternstein, Charlotte Jacobson, and Ephraim Evron at the American Assembly for Zionism and Israel in 1981.
Max Fisher and  Zalman Shazar
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.
Congratulatory letter from Teddy Kollek to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Congratulatory letter from Henry Kissinger to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
In 1988, Max Fisher was awarded this elaborate Shield of Zion by the American Zionist Federation of Los Angeles.
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
Gene Miller relates Max Fisher's legendary fundraising power.
Max Fisher, Paul Milstein and Seymour Milstein
Max Fisher with Secretary of Commerce Robert Mosbacher and President George H. W. Bush outside the White House. Signed, "To Max - I love this shot. Your friend - George Bush"
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.