The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Award
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Date: November 17, 1990
Media Type: Photo
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.
Media Type: Photo
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Media Type: Photo
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
Date: December 1, 1972
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher, Yigal Allon and Yosef Tekoah
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
Media Type: Photo
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Date: June 1, 1971
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others
Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Award
1994 National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony program showing Peter Golden and Mary Fisher as guest speakers.
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.
Date: May 24, 1981
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher with Leon Dulzin, Joseph Sternstein, Charlotte Jacobson, and Ephraim Evron at the American Assembly for Zionism and Israel in 1981.
Date: September 12, 1980
Media Type: Photo
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Michigan Governor William Milliken
Date: February 28, 1990
Media Type: Award
Operation Exodus Campaign Inaugural meeting
Date: June 4, 1965
Media Type: Photo
Henry Ford II presents a check to Max M. Fisher and the United Jewish Appeal.
Date: April 1, 1973
Media Type: Photo
Left to Right (seated): Gottlieb Hammer (Executive Vice Chairman, UIA); Melvin Dubinsky (President and Board Chairman of UIA); Frank Kellogg (Special Assistant to the Secretary of State) Left to Right (standing): Simcha Dinitz (Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.); Leonard Garment (Special Consultant to President Nixon); Walter Stoessel, Jr. (Assistant Secretary for European Affairs); Joseph Sisco (Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs); Marshall Wright (Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations); Max M. Fisher (Chairman, Jewish Agency Board of Governors).
Date: September 23, 1975
Media Type: Award
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award