Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL) today announced the New York Stock Exchange has approved a change of its stock trading ticker symbol to “WELL,” effective with the opening of trading today. The previous trading ticker symbol was “HCN.” In celebration of this milestone, Thomas J. DeRosa, chief executive officer, will ring the Opening Bell® of the NYSE alongside Chris Winkle, CEO of Sunrise Senior Living, and representatives of three premier institutions focused on meeting the health and wellness needs of the greater New York metropolitan region: NewYork-Presbyterian, Northwell Health and Citymeals on Wheels. Mr. DeRosa also will be joined by Daryl Brewster, CEO of CECP, the CEO Force for Good.
One of the founding partners of the #GivingTuesday movement announced record levels of corporate support for the global philanthropy movement. According to CECP: The CEO Force for Good, the number in its overall coalition of the world’s largest companies participating in #GivingTuesday 2016 was 82, the highest participation level seen yet. Begun in 2012, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.