The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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"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.
Robert Aronson explains how Max Fisher has been indispensible to Israeli leaders in helping them deal with America.
Max Fisher addressing the final session of the Founding Assembly
"The Amazing Life of Max Fisher" ran as the feature story on the front page of The Detroit Free Press on October 2, 2003 and detailed the life of the philanthropist and the opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Place.
Construction of Renaissance Center
1961 United Foundation Torch Drive
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Max Fisher speaking to the General Assembly in Philadelphia in 1976.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Honorary Doctorate
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"
Detroit business and community leaders, left to right, Robert Surdam, Henry Ford II, Max Fisher, and Robert McCabe in front of the Renaissance Center, late 1970s.
Operation Exodus Campaign Inaugural meeting
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.
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.