The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher and other Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters in 1965.
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Tribute to Max Fisher
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.
Congratulatory letter from Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir 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.
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
President Reagan's Task Force Welcoming Letter
President Reagan honored Max Fisher with the Presidential Citizen Medal at the White House in 1989.
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
Max Fisher and George Shultz with Jane Sherman at the Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly in San Francisco in 1990, during which Shultz was presented the Human Rights Award by his longtime friend Fisher.
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Groundbreaking for Renaissance Center
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
Peter Golden explains Max Fisher's role negotiating between Meir and Nixon for re-supply to Israel.