The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher speaking at the 40th anniversary of the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in Southfield, Michigan. (L-R) JCC President John H. Shepard, Max Fisher, Executive Director Alvin L. Kushner, and Judge Damon J. Keith.
Max Fisher in 1977
The Detroit Riots of 1967
The Alpha Kappa Psi Civic Award, "For service to country and community and inspiring leadership," presented to Max Fisher in 1970 by the Delta Theta Chapter of the University of Detroit.
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
"The Gang of Eight" article
President Reagan's Task Force Welcoming Letter
Bar-Ilan Degree
Max Fisher agreed to serve as Chairman of Detroit Renaissance, a civic organization with the goal of economic growth for Detroit. The directors included dozens of the most recognizable leaders in Detroit's business community including James M. Roche, Chairman of General Motors and Joseph Hudson, Jr., President of Hudson's Department Stores.
Peter Golden explains Max Fisher's role negotiating between Meir and Nixon for re-supply to Israel.
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
Jewish Welfare Federation Plaque
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
1961 United Foundation Torch Drive