The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher in 1977
Jewish Statesmanship Award
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.”
Renaissance Center and Riverfront
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Left to Right: Alan E. Schwartz, Joseph L. Hudson, Robert E. McCabe, Max M. Fisher, A. Alfred Taubman
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Robert Aronson reflects on Max Fisher's historic influence on behalf of Israel.
Max Fisher, chairman of the board of directors, speaking at the United Brands Co. Annual Meeting in 1976.
In 1974, the Hadassah Wizo of Canada, a Jewish women's philanthropic organization, inscribed Max Fisher as a governor of the Haifa Community College in Winnipeg.
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
The Detroit Riots of 1967
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
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.
Congratulatory letter from Bob Dole to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.