The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Abba Eban dinner
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation 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.
Mary Fisher on Max's ability to find the solution.
Letter from Max M. Fisher to The Texas Jewish Post in support of President Reagan's economic policy.
Max Fisher, Yigal Allon and Yosef Tekoah
President Reagan honored Max Fisher with the Presidential Citizen Medal at the White House in 1989.
Agreement for the Reconstitution of the Jewish Agency of Israel
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
"The Amazing Life of Max Fisher" ran as the feature story on the front page of The Detroit Free Press on October 2, 2003 and detailed the life of the philanthropist and the opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Place.
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.
Gene Miller remembers Max Fisher's integrity, honesty and ability to listen.
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.
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
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.