The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Left to Right (seated): Gottlieb Hammer (Executive Vice Chairman, UIA); Melvin Dubinsky (President and Board Chairman of UIA); Frank Kellogg (Special Assistant to the Secretary of State)
Left to Right (standing): Simcha Dinitz (Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.); Leonard Garment (Special Consultant to President Nixon); Walter Stoessel, Jr. (Assistant Secretary for European Affairs); Joseph Sisco (Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs); Marshall Wright (Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations); Max M. Fisher (Chairman, Jewish Agency Board of Governors).
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Christmas shoppers in Detroit in the 1950s
Congratulatory letter from President Ronald Reagan to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
A personal letter from Secretary of State George Shultz.
Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
Al Taubman talks about the key to Max's ability to raise funds.
Left to Right: Alan E. Schwartz, Joseph L. Hudson, Robert E. McCabe, Max M. Fisher, A. Alfred Taubman
Letter from President Ronald Reagan to Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, regarding a visit from Max M. Fisher.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Max Fisher in meetings with President Ford and staff in the White House in the spring of 1975.
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Max Fisher and  Zalman Shazar