The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Media Type: Photo
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Date: October 30, 1977
Media Type: Photo
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.
Date: April 1, 1973
Media Type: Photo
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.
Date: April 13, 2005
Media Type: Award
Tribute to Max Fisher
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Gene Miller relates Max Fisher's legendary fundraising power.
Date: June 15, 1982
Media Type: Photo
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Bill Berman talks about Max Fisher's commitment to finding consensus among groups in the pursuit of the right decision.
Date: October 22, 1978
Media Type: Photo
Detroit business and community leaders, left to right, Robert Surdam, Henry Ford II, Max Fisher, and Robert McCabe in front of the Renaissance Center, late 1970s.
Media Type: Photo
Renaissance Center
Date: July 15, 1971
Media Type: Award
Detroit News on July 15, 1971
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Date: August 1, 1970
Media Type: Photo
Jewish Agency for Israel leaders Max M. Fisher and Louis Pincus in 1970.
Date: April 18, 1966
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.
Date: April 23, 2000
Media Type: Award
1999, Michiganian of the Year Award
Date: June 1, 1964
Media Type: Photo
Photographs of Max Fisher and Louis Pincus, the architects of the reconstitution of the Jewish Agency, in Israel in 1964.
Date: October 21, 1987
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher next to his sculpture at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.