The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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In the Fall of 1971, Henry Ford undertook the largest single building venture in Detroit’s history. The project was the Renaissance Center, also known as “RenCen.”
"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.
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
Edsel Ford claims the name Max Fisher is synonymous with the city of Detroit.
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max and Marjorie Fisher with Henry Ford II and his wife, Christina, during a trip to Israel in 1972.
Congratulatory letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
HUD Certificate of Appreciation
Detroit's Renaissance Center Article
Peter Cummings describes what it's like to work with Max Fisher.
President Reagan honored Max Fisher with the Presidential Citizen Medal at the White House in 1989.
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award
Congratulatory letter from Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Robert Aronson explains how Max Fisher has been indispensible to Israeli leaders in helping them deal with America.