The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Construction of Renaissance Center
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.”
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action
In 1988, Max Fisher was awarded this elaborate Shield of Zion by the American Zionist Federation of Los Angeles.
HUD Certificate of Appreciation
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
A handsome token of appreciation given to Max and Marjorie Fisher from the Jewish Federation of Detroit, of which Max Fisher was president from 1959 to 1964.
Operation Exodus Campaign Inaugural meeting
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Mary Fisher on Max's ability to find the solution.
Bar-Ilan Degree
Correspondence between Max M. Fisher and Judge Sherman C. Finesilver concerning the Rogers Plan.
Abba Eban dinner
New Detroit article
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.