The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Detroit's Renaissance Center Article
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.
Jewish Agency for Israel leaders Max M. Fisher and Louis Pincus in 1970.
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
American Jewish Committee Human Relations Award
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
Left to Right: Dan Lavin, Art Howard, Max Fisher, Abe Green, John Leerie, and Joseph Holtzman take a break for lunch during the 1956 Allied Jewish Campaign.
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action
A handwritten letter to Max M. Fisher from an L.A. Times reader thanking him for his role in negotiating the Rogers Plan.
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Max Fisher speaking in a UJA fundraising video about the need to support Jewish people around the world.
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.