The CEOs of two of the country’s largest publicly traded companies are among those who have donated $1 million to charitable causes.
Publix CEO Gary Franchi, who oversees the food and beverage company, gave $100,000 to the American Cancer Society and the United Way of Greater Boston.
Fidelity CEO John S. Barrasso gave $25,000.
The top five recipients of the $1,000 donations are as follows:Barbosa, who joined PublIX in 2006, has donated to a number of charities, including the American Red Cross, the National Red Cross Society and several charities of the National Council of Churches.
In the past five years, he has given $1.1 million, a total that includes his $500,000 donation to the Red Cross last year.
Franchi is also the president of the American Institute for Cancer Research.
He has given more than $200,000 since 2005 to the institute.
He also serves as president of Fidelity, which is the nation’s largest mutual fund manager.
Barbosso gave $10,000 and Barrasso $5,000, respectively, to the National Association of Home Builders.
The $1 billion donation to charities was made in conjunction with the annual dinner at the Hyatt Regency in Boston.
A special event celebrating the end of the World Series will also be held on the evening of March 3.