The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher with former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Rabbi Shlomo Goren at the Founding Assembly of the RAFI in June 1971.
Max Fisher "A Man of Our Times"
Al Taubman talks about the key to Max's ability to raise funds.
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others
Henry Ford II speaks to a crowd of reporters and well-wishers at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Renaissance Center on a rainy day in Detroit.
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
Gerald Ford discusses Max Fisher's effectiveness.
Congratulatory letter from Henry Kissinger to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max and Marjorie Fisher with Henry Ford II and his wife, Christina, during a trip to Israel in 1972.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's success in fundraising.
Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
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.
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.
Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.
A 1966 Detroit Jewish News article titled "Israel is Facing Massive Absorption Job" quotes Max Fisher heavily.
Max Fisher, chairman of the board of directors, speaking at the United Brands Co. Annual Meeting in 1976.