In Memoriam: Marjorie S. Fisher

(34381) Max and Marjorie Fisher, Palm Beach, Florida, 1982

The Reuther Library notes with sadness the death of Marjorie S. Fisher on June 12. The wife of Max M. Fisher, Marjorie Fisher was the founder with her husband of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation. She became the Founding Chair of this family-run foundation after the death of Max Fisher in 2005.

During her six-year tenure as chair, the Foundation committed more than $70 million in grants with nearly 50 partners on three continents. In 2015, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra recognized Marjorie by adding her name to its building, now known as the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Marjorie Fisher spent the 52 years of her marriage to Max Fisher in the Detroit area and in Florida, raising and nurturing their five children and thirty-seven grand- and great-grandchildren. The Max M. Fisher Papers at the Reuther Library chronicle their life together as partners, parents and grandparents, and generous philanthropists.