The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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The Detroit riots, which began on July 23, 1967 led to 43 deaths, 7,200 arrests and a minimum of $42.5 million in damages.
Max Fisher, Yigal Allon and Yosef Tekoah
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
United Jewish Appeal LBJ Plaque
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
A photograph of the then four living presidents, signed by each, presented to Max Fisher in 1998, along with a personal letter from Gerald Ford.
Groundbreaking for Renaissance Center
Bill Berman talks about Max Fisher's commitment to finding consensus among groups in the pursuit of the right decision.
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
Detroit News on July 15, 1971
Max Fisher fundraising at the famous annual Fisher Meeting in his home, 1984.
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Max Fisher agreed to serve as Chairman of Detroit Renaissance, a civic organization with the goal of economic growth for Detroit. The directors included dozens of the most recognizable leaders in Detroit's business community including James M. Roche, Chairman of General Motors and Joseph Hudson, Jr., President of Hudson's Department Stores.
President Reagan honored Max Fisher with the Presidential Citizen Medal at the White House in 1989.