The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.
Damon Keith explains how Henry Ford and Max Fisher were the leaders in Detroit in bringing the community back together after the Riots.
Groundbreaking for Renaissance Center
Max Fisher in 25 words or less poster.
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
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.
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others
Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Clips from 1969 articles highlighting Max Fisher's appointment as a Special Advisor to President Nixon.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Max Fisher meeting with Richard Nixon and other leaders, including John Ehrlichman, William Rogers, Rabbi Hershel Schacter, and William Wxler, in the White House in 1970.
Letter from Max M. Fisher to President Nixon concerning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's 1969 visit.
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.
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.
A 1966 Detroit Jewish News article titled "Israel is Facing Massive Absorption Job" quotes Max Fisher heavily.