The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
Max Fisher with Secretary of Commerce Robert Mosbacher and President George H. W. Bush outside the White House. Signed, "To Max - I love this shot. Your friend - George Bush"
An excerpt from The Congressional Record  detailing the $50 million loan to Israel agreement.
Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
Construction of Renaissance Center
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
Letter from Max M. Fisher to President Nixon concerning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's 1969 visit.
"The Gang of Eight" article
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.
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.
Jewish Welfare Federation Plaque
Letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max M. Fisher, George Klein, and Richard Fox – the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Max Fisher speaking at the 40th anniversary of the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in Southfield, Michigan. (L-R) JCC President John H. Shepard, Max Fisher, Executive Director Alvin L. Kushner, and Judge Damon J. Keith.