The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher with Marjorie, Jane Sherman, and others at the JAFI Assembly in 1990.
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
Max Fisher and other Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters in 1965.
Congratulatory letter from President Bill Clinton to Max Fisher for receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher Jewish Community Foundation Dedication
An excerpt from The Congressional Record  detailing the $50 million loan to Israel agreement.
Max Fisher with Richard Nixon in the White House
Letter from President Ronald Reagan to Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, regarding a visit from Max M. Fisher.
Max Fisher and George Shultz with Jane Sherman at the Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly in San Francisco in 1990, during which Shultz was presented the Human Rights Award by his longtime friend Fisher.
Max Fisher in 1977
Max Fisher agrees to serve as Chairman of New Detroit during a meeting at McGregor Conference Center on the Campus of Wayne State University.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
Detroit Renaissance Construction
Milwaukee Journal article entitled "Detroit Refuses to Give Up" about the Detroit Renaissance.