Marjorie Fisher, founder of Detroit's Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, dies

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Marjorie S. Fisher, a philanthropist known for supporting cultural institutions including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, has died. She was 92.

The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation in Detroit says Fisher died Sunday at her home in Palm Beach, Florida, of natural causes.

Her husband businessman Max Fisher provided the lead $10 million bequest to expand the impact of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with an office building and Orchestra Hall addition that opened in 2003. Since his 2005 death, Majorie Fisher continued that support.

In Florida, she supported causes including children's health and recreation. During her leadership of the foundation, it committed more than $70 million in grants.

Fisher will be laid to rest in private ceremonies. A public celebration of her life will be held, however, Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

She is survived by her 5 children as well as 37 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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