The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Jewish Statesmanship Award
Bar-Ilan Degree
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Max Fisher speaking to the General Assembly in Philadelphia in 1976.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Michigan Governor William Milliken
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Louis Hamburger, Edward C. Levy, Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Itzhak Rabin, and Samuel Hamburger during the Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters Meeting at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.
The Detroit Riots of 1967
Max Fisher meeting with Richard Nixon and other leaders, including John Ehrlichman, William Rogers, Rabbi Hershel Schacter, and William Wxler, in the White House in 1970.
Max Fisher signing the Agreement for the Reconstitution of the newly Reconstituted Jewish Agency for Israel
Construction of Renaissance Center
Edsel Ford claims the name Max Fisher is synonymous with the city of Detroit.
In the Fall of 1971, Henry Ford undertook the largest single building venture in Detroit’s history. The project was the Renaissance Center, also known as “RenCen.”
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
An excerpt from The Congressional Record  detailing the $50 million loan to Israel agreement.
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.