The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max M. Fisher prepares to accept the National Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee in 1994.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
Max Fisher, chairman of the board of directors, speaking at the United Brands Co. Annual Meeting in 1976.
Congratulatory letter from Israeli President Ezer Weizman to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher addressing the final session of the Founding Assembly
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
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.
Gene Miller relates Max Fisher's legendary fundraising power.
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Michigan Governor William Milliken
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.
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action
Peter Golden explains Max Fisher's role negotiating between Meir and Nixon for re-supply to Israel.
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.