The influence held by powerhouses goes beyond the four walls of their boardrooms. As industry authorities, they have the power to incite change, inspire action, and mobilize individuals. However, not every leader considers it their responsibility to capitalize on their expertise and experiences to be at the service of the broader community. While there is nothing inherently wrong with that, personalities who step up and make it their mission to impact the world in positive ways stand out. One such household name heralded for his humanitarian efforts and purpose-driven endeavors is Sunil Tolani, the award-winning CEO of Prince Organization.
The Prince Organization is a highly esteemed real estate empire boasting investments and properties in the hospitality sector, spearheading some of the country’s most widely acclaimed hotels. Under the leadership of Sunil Tolani, this behemoth of an institution has not only stood as a power player in the commercial realm but has also acted as a driver of change, advocating for numerous social issues and fighting against various injustices that continue to plague people worldwide.
“My passion is elevating humanity through hospitality ,and it is my personal mission to elevate the consciousness of hoteliers, creating livelihood for thousands of people and helping local communities,” Sunil said. “In founding our company, we pledged to be a conscientious corporation and we want to make money, but the emphasis is the passion to help others by empowering and educating creating opportunities for growth financially and personal developments. I love to try better to solve social problems with the same imagination, passion, and energy we use to make a profit. I do not call it philanthropy, but call it corporate social investment with a long-term impact.”
Banking on his networks and wielding the power of entrepreneurship to impact people’s lives positively, Sunil Tolani has poured out time, effort, and financial resources into giving back to the community. Over the years, he has been acknowledged by various awarding bodies for his mission of uplifting the human condition.
In 2012, the business mogul gained recognition for his dedicated service to communities, receiving the Social Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He is also a recipient of The Orange County Business Excellence Award in Entrepreneurship as well as a nod for being part of the OC’s 100 Most Influential Game Changers. He has been crowned with the 2012’s Philanthropy and Outstanding Humanitarian Award and solidified his reputation even further through the accolades showered upon Prince Organization, including 2015’s Largest Minority-Owned Business in Orange County and America’s Most Honored Business.
He has also received the following awards: Indian Community of Southern California Businessman of the Year award; South Asian Entrepreneur of the Year 2012; Hind Rattan Award (Jewel of India) 2017; Bharat Gaurav (India Pride) 2017; Father of the Community (Community Pride) 2017; Prince Organization – the Holiday Spirit Award in Orange County, AAHOA Humanitarian Honor (2018), Nelson Mandela Leadership (2018), CA LODG Excellence in Lodging and Hospitality (2018).
The initiatives launched by Sunil Tolani, who is also the recipient of the 2016’s Business Awards, have made a difference in the lives of a wide array of people, from veterans, domestic abuse survivors, and human trafficking victims.
Taking into consideration that the commercial exploitation of children and trafficking, in particular, have grown in scale during a boom in tourism in any country, the hospitality industry is a key stakeholder in addressing these problems. As the head of the Prince Organization, Sunil Tolani supported ECPAT-USA’s mission to protect children from sexual exploitation and raise awareness about trafficking by committing to implementing policies that condemn such atrocious acts.
In line with the Prince Organization’s overall initiative to provide America’s men and women in uniform with enriching opportunities and ensuring that military families across the country have the support they need, Sunil Tolani has signed an Employer Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve. This show of support is an addition to the company’s existing efforts of employing veterans.
On top of his work on supporting veterans and shedding light on the realities behind trafficking, Sunil Tolani has highlighted the importance, as well, of domestic violence and sexual assault awareness and prevention.
Today, Sunil Tolani remains an advocate for the welfare of men, women, and people from all walks of life and is set to continue as a champion of social justice in the future. As one of the established leaders in the business realm, Sunil Tolani demonstrates that entrepreneurs can pursue financial objectives and social impact simultaneously. Learn more about Sunil Tolani and Prince Organization by visiting his Facebook page.