The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
Detroit News on July 15, 1971
Renaissance Center and Riverfront
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
Michigan Senate 80th Birthday Honors
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
Max Fisher speaking in a UJA fundraising video about the need to support Jewish people around the world.
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
In 1988, Max Fisher was awarded this elaborate Shield of Zion by the American Zionist Federation of Los Angeles.
Jewish Statesmanship Award
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.
"The Gang of Eight" article
A handwritten letter to Max M. Fisher from an L.A. Times reader thanking him for his role in negotiating the Rogers Plan.
"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.
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.