The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Gene Miller remembers Max Fisher's integrity, honesty and ability to listen.
"Detroit Renaissance: A Decade of Progress and A Commitment to the Future," 1981 address by Max M. Fisher, Chairman of the Board, Detroit Renaissance, Inc.
Max Fisher with former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Rabbi Shlomo Goren at the Founding Assembly of the RAFI in June 1971.
Detroit's Renaissance Center Article
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
Max Fisher, Gerald Ford and other members of the UJA and the State Department signing the contract in the Thomas Jefferson Room of the State Dept. Building.
Damon Keith explains how Henry Ford and Max Fisher were the leaders in Detroit in bringing the community back together after the Riots.
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Congratulatory letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
Max Fisher with Henry Kissinger in the White House. Signed, "To Max Fisher - With the affection and admiration of his friend - Henry A. Kissinger."
Peter Golden offers an enlightening quote about Max Fisher from Ronald Reagan.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
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.