The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher speaking in a UJA fundraising video about the need to support Jewish people around the world.
1960 UJA Overseas Report
Operation Exodus Campaign Inaugural meeting
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.
Left to Right: Thomas A. Murphy (Chairman, General Motors), Max M. Fisher, Robert E. McCabe (President, Detroit Renaissance), A. Alfred Taubman, Frederick C. Matthaei, Jr.
Max M. Fisher prepares to accept the National Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee in 1994.
Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.
Max Fisher with former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Rabbi Shlomo Goren at the Founding Assembly of the RAFI in June 1971.
Peter Cummings describes what it's like to work with Max Fisher.
A photograph of the then four living presidents, signed by each, presented to Max Fisher in 1998, along with a personal letter from Gerald Ford.
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
Max Fisher with future Israeli President Ephraim Katzir and Louis Pincus at the Founding Assembly for the Reconstituted JAFI in Jerusalem in 1971.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's success in fundraising.
Max Fisher with Marjorie, Jane Sherman, and others at the JAFI Assembly in 1990.