The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
Left to Right: Alan E. Schwartz, Joseph L. Hudson, Robert E. McCabe, Max M. Fisher, A. Alfred Taubman
Left to Right (seated): Gottlieb Hammer (Executive Vice Chairman, UIA); Melvin Dubinsky (President and Board Chairman of UIA); Frank Kellogg (Special Assistant to the Secretary of State)
Left to Right (standing): Simcha Dinitz (Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.); Leonard Garment (Special Consultant to President Nixon); Walter Stoessel, Jr. (Assistant Secretary for European Affairs); Joseph Sisco (Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs); Marshall Wright (Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations); Max M. Fisher (Chairman, Jewish Agency Board of Governors).
Max M. Fisher prepares to accept the National Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee in 1994.
Congratulatory letter from Henry Kissinger to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
Congratulatory letter from President Ronald Reagan to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others
Letter from President Ronald Reagan to Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, regarding a visit from Max M. Fisher.
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.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
In 1999 Max Fisher was named a Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News.
Gerald Ford discusses Max Fisher's effectiveness.
Max Fisher, chairman of the board of directors, speaking at the United Brands Co. Annual Meeting in 1976.