The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

The Resource Center provides access to a database of photos, video clips, letters, documents, newspaper articles, awards and other archival material. There are several user-friendly ways to search the Resource Center. The “Quick Search” field above offers a keyword search for those who know what they are looking for. Searches can also be filtered by Topic and Type from the pull-down menus to the right. Click on any item on this screen to see more detailed information. On each detail page, click on the Related Resources for additional items of related interest.

userGuide to Resources

The User Guide is available to help give ideas that you might use to dig into the content found in this website. There are many paths to understanding Max Fisher's accomplishments. This website is designed to give you the tools to search for specific content or browse through the items that interest you most.


Teaching Resources

Teaching Resources contain lesson plans focused on Max Fisher's four key values: Wisdom, Generosity, Service, and Leadership. Lessons include individual and group activities and trigger questions for further thought.



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Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
Al Taubman talks about the key to Max's ability to raise funds.
HUD Certificate of Appreciation
1994 National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony program showing Peter Golden and Mary Fisher as guest speakers.
Gene Miller remembers Max Fisher's integrity, honesty and ability to listen.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Max Fisher with former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Rabbi Shlomo Goren at the Founding Assembly of the RAFI in June 1971.
New Detroit article
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Agreement for the Reconstitution of the Jewish Agency of Israel
Robert Aronson reflects on Max Fisher's historic influence on behalf of Israel.
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Max Fisher, Paul Milstein and Seymour Milstein
Peter Cummings relates Max Fisher's instinct to work behind the scenes.
Mary Fisher on Max's ability to find the solution.