The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher and other Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters in 1965.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
1960 UJA Overseas Report
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.
Peter Cummings relates Max Fisher's instinct to work behind the scenes.
Detroit Mayor Coleman Young and President Jimmy Carter
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Left to Right: Thomas A. Murphy (Chairman, General Motors), Max M. Fisher, Robert E. McCabe (President, Detroit Renaissance), A. Alfred Taubman, Frederick C. Matthaei, Jr.
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
Detroit Renaissance Construction
Max Fisher, Gerald Ford and other members of the UJA and the State Department signing the contract in the Thomas Jefferson Room of the State Dept. Building.
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
A handsome token of appreciation given to Max and Marjorie Fisher from the Jewish Federation of Detroit, of which Max Fisher was president from 1959 to 1964.
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s