The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Peter Cummings relates Max Fisher's instinct to work behind the scenes.
Congratulatory letter from Teddy Kollek to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
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.
"Detroit Renaissance: A Decade of Progress and A Commitment to the Future," 1981 address by Max M. Fisher, Chairman of the Board, Detroit Renaissance, Inc.
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.
Congratulatory letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher "A Man of Our Times"
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
Bar-Ilan Degree
Bill Berman describes Max Fisher's belief that consensus was not "the middle ground," but the process of getting a group to all reach the right decision.
A handwritten letter to Max M. Fisher from an L.A. Times reader thanking him for his role in negotiating the Rogers Plan.
President Reagan honored Max Fisher with the Presidential Citizen Medal at the White House in 1989.
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.