The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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1960 UJA Overseas Report
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award
Damon Keith explains how Henry Ford and Max Fisher were the leaders in Detroit in bringing the community back together after the Riots.
Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.
Detroit Renaissance Construction
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
An excerpt from The Congressional Record  detailing the $50 million loan to Israel agreement.
Left to Right: Dan Lavin, Art Howard, Max Fisher, Abe Green, John Leerie, and Joseph Holtzman take a break for lunch during the 1956 Allied Jewish Campaign.
1961 United Foundation Torch Drive
Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.
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, Golda Meir and others
Michigan Senate 80th Birthday Honors
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s