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Judith Sweger

When you think of the Heritage Club, typically young professionals are not the first members that come to mind. For Judy Sweger, the decision to become part of the Heritage Club was part of an overall plan for unforeseen circumstances.

It was important for Judy to be connected to the community she lives in, although she works in another part of the region. She wanted to give to an organization that had proven its value to the community.

Judy initially joined the Y as a way to stay in shape. When she purchased a home in Mocksville, she transferred her membership to the Davie Family YMCA and immediately felt connected. When a spin class instructor suggested she get involved with the Y's Annual Giving Campaign she says she, "began to understand for the first time the mission of the Y and the need for fundraising."

"I realized the Y is really so much more than just a gym," Judy shared. "It's my connection to my community." As Judy became more involved in the Annual Giving Campaign, eventually chairing the Davie Family YMCA Annual Campaign, she saw firsthand the impact the Y has on youth, teens and families.

Judy feels the Y consistently executes on its mission to help people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body. She explained, "If I have to think about the thing that has really blessed me over the last few years, it has been the YMCA and I want to continue to see the Y be here."

As Human Resources Director at First Community Bank, Judy also understands the importance of planning for the unanticipated. She explained that it's a misconception for many young professionals that estate planning means you have tremendous assets. What planning is really about is that "the things that are most important to me would be conveyed and no one has to guess at that."