Obituary: philanthropist Marjorie S. Fisher, 92

Posted on: June 14, 2016

“Philanthropist Marjorie Switow Fisher, widow of the late Detroit industrialist and philanthropist Max M. Fisher, died Sunday at her home in Palm Beach, Fla. She was 92,” writes Mark Stryker in Monday’s (6/13) Detroit Free Press. “After the death of her husband of 52 years in 2005, Fisher became the founding chair of the [Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher] foundation…. During her six years at the helm, the foundation committed more than $70 million in grants worldwide.… Last year, in recognition of the Fisher family’s lifetime of giving of more than $25 million to the [Detroit Symphony Orchestra], leaders added Marjorie’s name to its longtime home, re-christening the building as the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. ‘Mrs. Fisher’s generosity is about what happens inside the building—the people and students and what they’re accomplishing,’ DSO executive vice president Paul Hogle told the Free Press in 2015…. She is survived by her children: Mary Fisher, Phillip Fisher and his spouse Lauren Fisher, Julie Fisher Cummings and her spouse Peter Cummings, Marjorie Fisher Furman and her spouse Roy Furman, Jane Sherman and her spouse Larry Sherman, as well as 37 grandchildren and great grandchildren.”

Posted June 14, 2016