The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
In 1988, Max Fisher was awarded this elaborate Shield of Zion by the American Zionist Federation of Los Angeles.
Letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max M. Fisher, George Klein, and Richard Fox – the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.
Jewish Welfare Federation Plaque
Mary Fisher on Max's ability to find the solution.
Max Fisher with Richard Nixon in the White House
Bill Berman talks about Max Fisher's commitment to finding consensus among groups in the pursuit of the right decision.
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
1994 National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony program showing Peter Golden and Mary Fisher as guest speakers.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
In 1984, Max Fisher wrote an article for the Detroit Free Press titled "Believe in a brighter future for Detroit."
Max Fisher's retirement speech from United Brands
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.