The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Congratulatory letter from President Ronald Reagan to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
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.
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Letter from Max M. Fisher to President Nixon concerning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's 1969 visit.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
The original New Detroit committee. Max Fisher is in the second row, far left.
Max Fisher and  Zalman Shazar
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
Max Fisher with Secretary of Commerce Robert Mosbacher and President George H. W. Bush outside the White House. Signed, "To Max - I love this shot. Your friend - George Bush"
Bar-Ilan Degree
Agreement for the Reconstitution of the Jewish Agency of Israel
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.”
Jewish Welfare Federation Plaque
Max M. Fisher prepares to accept the National Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee in 1994.
Detroit's Renaissance Center Article