The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's success in fundraising.
1961 United Foundation Torch Drive
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: Phillip Hart, J.L. Hudson, Jr., Robert P. Griffin, and Max Fisher
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.
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.
A personal letter from Secretary of State George Shultz.
Max Fisher, Paul Milstein and Seymour Milstein
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Max Fisher's retirement speech from United Brands
Edsel Ford claims the name Max Fisher is synonymous with the city of Detroit.
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
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"