The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher agrees to serve as Chairman of New Detroit during a meeting at McGregor Conference Center on the Campus of Wayne State University.
Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
Max Fisher signing the Agreement for the Reconstitution of the newly Reconstituted Jewish Agency for Israel
Gene Miller remembers Max Fisher's integrity, honesty and ability to listen.
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Construction of Renaissance Center
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.”
American Jewish Committee Human Relations Award
Max Fisher with former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Rabbi Shlomo Goren at the Founding Assembly of the RAFI in June 1971.
"The Gang of Eight" article
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.
Bill Berman talks about Max Fisher's commitment to finding consensus among groups in the pursuit of the right decision.