The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

The Resource Center provides access to a database of photos, video clips, letters, documents, newspaper articles, awards and other archival material. There are several user-friendly ways to search the Resource Center. The “Quick Search” field above offers a keyword search for those who know what they are looking for. Searches can also be filtered by Topic and Type from the pull-down menus to the right. Click on any item on this screen to see more detailed information. On each detail page, click on the Related Resources for additional items of related interest.

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Teaching Resources

Teaching Resources contain lesson plans focused on Max Fisher's four key values: Wisdom, Generosity, Service, and Leadership. Lessons include individual and group activities and trigger questions for further thought.



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Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
1999, Michiganian of the Year Award
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.
Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.
United Jewish Appeal V-E Day Commemorative Medal
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
Max Fisher agrees to serve as Chairman of New Detroit during a meeting at McGregor Conference Center on the Campus of Wayne State University.
Construction of Renaissance Center
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.
Abba Eban dinner
Max Fisher fundraising at the famous annual Fisher Meeting in his home, 1984.
In 1984, Max Fisher wrote an article for the Detroit Free Press titled "Believe in a brighter future for Detroit."
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Moshe Arad, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
Max Fisher and other Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters in 1965.
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.