The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
Michigan GOP Honors
Left to Right: Dan Lavin, Art Howard, Max Fisher, Abe Green, John Leerie, and Joseph Holtzman take a break for lunch during the 1956 Allied Jewish Campaign.
New Detroit article
Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
"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.
Peter Golden offers an enlightening quote about Max Fisher from Ronald Reagan.
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
President Reagan honored Max Fisher with the Presidential Citizen Medal at the White House in 1989.
Construction of Renaissance Center
In 1984, Max Fisher wrote an article for the Detroit Free Press titled "Believe in a brighter future for Detroit."
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Michigan Governor William Milliken
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.