The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Congratulatory letter from President Gerald Ford to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
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.
Max Fisher in meetings with President Ford and staff in the White House in the spring of 1975.
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.
"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.
United Jewish Appeal V-E Day Commemorative Medal
New Detroit article
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
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.”
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Congratulatory letter from Israeli President Ezer Weizman to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Henry Ford II presents a check to Max M. Fisher and the United Jewish Appeal.
Max Fisher and  Zalman Shazar
Max Fisher signing the Agreement for the Reconstitution of the newly Reconstituted Jewish Agency for Israel
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.