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309, 2019

Davidoff leaving Deloitte to lead Fisher Group

September 3rd, 2019|

Davidoff, 60, will leave Deloitte after 14 years to serve as the president and CEO of The Fisher Group LLC, which handles the financial affairs of the Max Fisher family, effective Jan. 2, 2020. He succeeds Ira Jaffe, current CEO of Southfield-based law firm Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss PC, in the role. Jaffe will remain in various capacities with the Fisher Group, the

606, 2019

Our executive director takes a planned sabbatical

June 6th, 2019|

After more than 12 years of service alongside the family, fellow staff, colleagues in the field, and neighbors who have welcomed us into the work, Doug will be taking a well-deserved three-month sabbatical beginning July 1 and will return October 1. Taking a page from both LA-county based Durfee Foundation’s 20-year commitment to providing sabbaticals to leaders in the for-impact sector, and following the lead of

606, 2019

Brianna Suarez, Program Partner moves to her next challenge!

June 6th, 2019|

Nearly three weeks ago Brianna Suarez shared the news with us she is moving to Newark, NJ to take on a new challenge.  While we are sad to see her go, and our region will not be the same without her, we are so grateful for all she contributed to and led alongside our partners.  The following is a note from Brianna: Over the

2012, 2018

Fisher Foundation Announces New Grants

December 20th, 2018|

The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation is pleased to announce the following grants and Program-Related Investments have been passed. Early Childhood Brilliant Detroit Brilliant Detroit Brightmoor House: $300,000/2 years Brilliant Detroit has acquired a home in Brightmoor to serve as a central gathering place for local residents; programming is geared to support parents and young children and will include a focus on education,

1312, 2018

Fisher Foundation Announces New Staff Member, Promotions

December 13th, 2018|

The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation team is excited to announce Connor McLaughlin has joined the staff as Grants Assistant. Prior to joining the Fisher Foundation, Connor served as Strategy Associate, Community and Partner Mobilization for Michigan College Access Network (MCAN). In that role he served as the organization’s initial contact for grant applicants, participated on review teams, and supported established grant partners.

1405, 2018

Fisher Announces Promotions for Senior Staff

May 14th, 2018|

Trustees of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation and Executive Director Doug Bitonti Stewart are proud to announce the promotion of Meredith Freeman from Senior Program Partner to Director of Alignment and Impact Investing and Cindy Rowell from Director of Programs to Director of Learning and Impact. The two titles stem from the Foundation’s focus on the important partnership between the Foundation’s Trustees

1012, 2015

Taking Action Against the Blight

December 10th, 2015|

The fight against blight is well underway in Brightmoor, with members of the family on hand for a press release celebrating the efforts of Foundation grant partner Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA). Peter Cummings, Amanda Fisher, Andrew Sherman and David Sherman were joined by a host of notable guests, including Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Detroit City Councilman James Tate, Gompers Elementary School Principal Bobbie Posey-Milner, Pastor Larry

907, 2015

Mrs. Marjorie S. Fisher Recognized at Detroit Symphony Orchestra

July 9th, 2015|

NOVEMBER 7, 1923 – JUNE 12, 2016 Marjorie Switow Fisher, who combined the salty wit of an irreverent comedienne with the panache and style of a bygone era, passed away in her sleep at her home in Palm Beach Sunday, June 12, 2016. She was 92 years old. She was surrounded by family members, whom she continued to host for meals and to


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