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The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max M. Fisher, George Klein, and Richard Fox – the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Max Fisher in meetings with President Ford and staff in the White House in the spring of 1975.
Max Fisher with future Israeli President Ephraim Katzir and Louis Pincus at the Founding Assembly for the Reconstituted JAFI in Jerusalem in 1971.
In 1984, Max Fisher wrote an article for the Detroit Free Press titled "Believe in a brighter future for Detroit."
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
"Detroit Renaissance: A Decade of Progress and A Commitment to the Future," 1981 address by Max M. Fisher, Chairman of the Board, Detroit Renaissance, Inc.
Max Fisher with Marjorie, Jane Sherman, and others at the JAFI Assembly in 1990.
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
The Detroit riots, which began on July 23, 1967 led to 43 deaths, 7,200 arrests and a minimum of $42.5 million in damages.
Tribute to Max Fisher