The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher, chairman of the board of directors, speaking at the United Brands Co. Annual Meeting in 1976.
Gene Miller relates Max Fisher's legendary fundraising power.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Bill Berman talks about Max Fisher's commitment to finding consensus among groups in the pursuit of the right decision.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Louis Hamburger, Edward C. Levy, Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Itzhak Rabin, and Samuel Hamburger during the Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters Meeting at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.
Max Fisher with Marjorie, Jane Sherman, and others at the JAFI Assembly in 1990.
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.
Max Fisher and other Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters in 1965.
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
Letter to President George H.W. Bush the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Max Fisher addressing the final session of the Founding Assembly
Milwaukee Journal article entitled "Detroit Refuses to Give Up" about the Detroit Renaissance.
Abba Eban dinner
Max Fisher with former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Rabbi Shlomo Goren at the Founding Assembly of the RAFI in June 1971.
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.