ArtPlace Welcomes the Fisher Foundation as Newest Partner

April 12, 2016

By: ArtPlace America

We are pleased to announce that the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation has joined as our newest partner foundation.  Alongside grant partners in Detroit, Israel, Zambia and other communities, the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation has demonstrated impact in the worldwide Jewish community, education (with particular emphasis on early childhood education) and health sectors, in addition to consistent support of arts & culture.  Their commitment to ArtPlace will expand our National Creative Placemaking Fund’s future investments in the Detroit-area and offer a valuable perspective as we seek to integrate the arts and culture into community development across the nation.

In the Jewish tradition of tzdekah (charity) and tikkun olam (repair the world) in partnership with organizations and volunteers who share their mission. Fisher’s footprint in the Detroit community can be felt via their support of high quality early childhood education, their investments to make cultural institutions more accessible to families and children in need, and their sustainable approach to the economic empowerment of families affected by medical conditions such as HIV/AIDS.

“We are thrilled that the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation has joined the ArtPlace family,” says Jamie Bennett, ArtPlace’s executive director, who recently moderated a panel featuring Foundation Executive Director, Douglas Bitonti Stewart, at SphinxCon.  “We look forward to deepening our investment in Detroit, and we are thrilled that their board chair Mary Fisher, their executive director Doug Stewart, and all of their fellow trustees and staff will join us in learning about all the ways that artists and arts organizations can help shape communities’ futures.”


About the Fisher Foundation

The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation was formed in 1955 and endowed following the death of Mr. Fisher in 2005. The Foundation’s core philosophy is grounded in the beliefs of its founders and the family's shared Jewish values that life’s purpose is found in service to others.

The mission of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation is to enrich humanity by strengthening and empowering children and families in need. While remaining flexible in our approach we give priority to: Providing for the needs of and ensuring the future of the Jewish people and to respecting our legacy and commitment to the Detroit community. Areas of critical importance include education, arts & culture and health with particular attention to HIV/AIDS. During the course of the last eight years the Foundation has placed in motion over $100 million on three continents.

For more information about the Fisher Foundation, please visit their website.