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2024 Hope and Recovery Honoree will be announced in early 2024. Below was the 2023 Honoree, Michael S. Dancy.


Mike Dancy, born in Glen Ridge, NJ and raised in Caldwell, NJ, is the third son of George and Dorothy Dancy. Tragically, his half-brother, New Jersey State Trooper George Dancy Jr., lost his life in a vehicular accident while on duty in 1955.

After graduating from James Caldwell High School, Mike furthered his education at Beckley Junior College in Beckley, West Virginia, earning a business degree. 

Mike returned to his hometown upon graduating and invested in a distributorship with Arnold Bakers. Subsequently, he expanded his business endeavors by acquiring a wholesale business with Arnold Bakers in Union, NJ. Here, he remained actively involved in the wholesale industry for a decade. Mike decided to enter the financial service industry briefly, however he chose to redirect his focus towards the distribution business, successfully managing multiple distributorships over the course of many years before retiring in 2015. 

Throughout his professional journey, Mike became active in community service. He served as a former Board member of the Bridge in Caldwell, dedicating several years to the Board of Trustees at Turning Point. Additionally, Mike was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell/West Essex. 

Having achieved 32 years of sobriety, Mike consistently demonstrates his commitment to the recovery community. He graciously shares his experiences, strength, and hope with others, embodying a welcoming and supportive presence. 

Notably, Mike has contributed his time and effort to the Turning Point Gala as a committee member and has held the role of committee chair. Moreover, he has actively participated in the Anderson House Golf Committee. 

Having received recognition from Turning Point, Mike humbly expresses his gratitude and appreciation. His volunteer work and fundraising endeavors for Turning Point hold a special place in his heart and represents his profound commitment to giving back to the recovery community, which he considers a precious gift stemming from his own sobriety. 

Mike would like to extend his heartfelt acknowledgment to his wife, Judy, for her unwavering love and support. He also wishes to recognize his stepson Frank, along with Frank's wife Tracy and their children Nate and Ella, as well as his son Brad, daughter-in-law Alexis, and grandsons Caiden and Casey. Furthermore, Mike expresses his sincere appreciation to his brothers David and Matthew for their continued support.


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