The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher's retirement speech from United Brands
A 1966 Detroit Jewish News article titled "Israel is Facing Massive Absorption Job" quotes Max Fisher heavily.
Groundbreaking for Renaissance Center
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).
Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
Detroit business and community leaders, left to right, Robert Surdam, Henry Ford II, Max Fisher, and Robert McCabe in front of the Renaissance Center, late 1970s.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
The original New Detroit committee. Max Fisher is in the second row, far left.
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
Milwaukee Journal article entitled "Detroit Refuses to Give Up" about the Detroit Renaissance.
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.
Photographs of Max Fisher and Louis Pincus, the architects of the reconstitution of the Jewish Agency, in Israel in 1964.
Max Fisher, chairman of the board of directors, speaking at the United Brands Co. Annual Meeting in 1976.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Renaissance Center
Max Fisher with Leon Dulzin, Joseph Sternstein, Charlotte Jacobson, and Ephraim Evron at the American Assembly for Zionism and Israel in 1981.