The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher and George Shultz with Jane Sherman at the Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly in San Francisco in 1990, during which Shultz was presented the Human Rights Award by his longtime friend Fisher.
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.
Peter Cummings describes what it's like to work with Max Fisher.
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
Congratulatory letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Congratulatory letter from Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Abba Eban dinner
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
The original New Detroit committee. Max Fisher is in the second row, far left.
Tribute to Max Fisher
Congratulatory letter from Israeli President Ezer Weizman to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher, Gerald Ford and other members of the UJA and the State Department signing the contract in the Thomas Jefferson Room of the State Dept. Building.
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.”
A handsome token of appreciation given to Max and Marjorie Fisher from the Jewish Federation of Detroit, of which Max Fisher was president from 1959 to 1964.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.