The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Michigan Governor William Milliken
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.
Max Fisher with Henry Kissinger in the White House. Signed, "To Max Fisher - With the affection and admiration of his friend - Henry A. Kissinger."
Anti-Defamation League Honors
Peter Golden offers an enlightening quote about Max Fisher from Ronald Reagan.
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
Max Fisher with Richard Nixon in the White House
Max Fisher speaking at the 40th anniversary of the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in Southfield, Michigan. (L-R) JCC President John H. Shepard, Max Fisher, Executive Director Alvin L. Kushner, and Judge Damon J. Keith.
Congratulatory letter from Henry Kissinger to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.
Clips from 1969 articles highlighting Max Fisher's appointment as a Special Advisor to President Nixon.
1999, Michiganian of the Year Award
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.