The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
Detroit's Renaissance Center Article
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.
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.
An excerpt from The Congressional Record  detailing the $50 million loan to Israel agreement.
Robert Aronson reflects on Max Fisher's historic influence on behalf of Israel.
Max Fisher next to his sculpture at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.
New Detroit article
A 1966 Detroit Jewish News article titled "Israel is Facing Massive Absorption Job" quotes Max Fisher heavily.
Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Louis Hamburger, Edward C. Levy, Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Itzhak Rabin, and Samuel Hamburger during the Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters Meeting at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.
Operation Exodus Campaign Inaugural meeting
"Detroit Renaissance: A Decade of Progress and A Commitment to the Future," 1981 address by Max M. Fisher, Chairman of the Board, Detroit Renaissance, Inc.
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Gene Miller remembers Max Fisher's integrity, honesty and ability to listen.