The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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1961 United Foundation Torch Drive
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Michigan Governor William Milliken
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"
In the Fall of 1971, Henry Ford undertook the largest single building venture in Detroit’s history. The project was the Renaissance Center, also known as “RenCen.”
Detroit business and community leaders, left to right, Robert Surdam, Henry Ford II, Max Fisher, and Robert McCabe in front of the Renaissance Center, late 1970s.
Max Fisher fundraising at the famous annual Fisher Meeting in his home, 1984.
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Congratulatory letter from Brian Kott, President of the Detroit Chapter of the AJC, to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award.
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
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.
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
Edsel Ford claims the name Max Fisher is synonymous with the city of Detroit.
Max Fisher with Henry Kissinger in the White House. Signed, "To Max Fisher - With the affection and admiration of his friend - Henry A. Kissinger."