The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
Congratulatory letter from Israeli President Ezer Weizman to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Bill Berman talks about Max Fisher's commitment to finding consensus among groups in the pursuit of the right decision.
Clips from 1969 articles highlighting Max Fisher's appointment as a Special Advisor to President Nixon.
Detroit Mayor Coleman Young and President Jimmy Carter
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
Max Fisher with future Israeli President Ephraim Katzir and Louis Pincus at the Founding Assembly for the Reconstituted JAFI in Jerusalem in 1971.
A 1966 Detroit Jewish News article titled "Israel is Facing Massive Absorption Job" quotes Max Fisher heavily.
Congratulatory letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.
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.
The original New Detroit committee. Max Fisher is in the second row, far left.
Al Taubman talks about the key to Max's ability to raise funds.
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 "A Man of Our Times"