The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
The Detroit riots, which began on July 23, 1967 led to 43 deaths, 7,200 arrests and a minimum of $42.5 million in damages.
Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
An excerpt from The Congressional Record  detailing the $50 million loan to Israel agreement.
Milwaukee Journal article entitled "Detroit Refuses to Give Up" about the Detroit Renaissance.
Gene Miller relates Max Fisher's legendary fundraising power.
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
A handwritten letter to Max M. Fisher from an L.A. Times reader thanking him for his role in negotiating the Rogers Plan.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Peter Golden offers an enlightening quote about Max Fisher from Ronald Reagan.
In 1988, Max Fisher was awarded this elaborate Shield of Zion by the American Zionist Federation of Los Angeles.
Congratulatory letter from Teddy Kollek to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Congratulatory letter from Henry Kissinger to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.