The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
Max Fisher with future Israeli President Ephraim Katzir and Louis Pincus at the Founding Assembly for the Reconstituted JAFI in Jerusalem in 1971.
The Detroit Riots of 1967
Max Fisher and other Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters in 1965.
The original New Detroit committee. Max Fisher is in the second row, far left.
Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.
Bar-Ilan Degree
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Congratulatory letter from Brian Kott, President of the Detroit Chapter of the AJC, to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award.
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
Agreement for the Reconstitution of the Jewish Agency of Israel
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher with Marjorie, Jane Sherman, and others at the JAFI Assembly in 1990.
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.