How to Make a Bequest… To Conquer Paralysis Now

A bequest to Conquer Paralysis Now (CPN), a 501 ( C ) ( 3) nonprofit organization is a way to perpetuate your support for the important role and mission of Conquer Paralysis Now to cure paralysis and improve the functionality of people living with paralysis resulting from spinal cord injuries and a variety of other diseases and illnesses. Bequests enable donors to make major gifts and provide impactful support that might not otherwise be possible.

A bequest intention may leave a specific cash amount, or certain property to CPN, or it may reserve for CPN all or a certain percentage of the property remaining after provisions for family members and relatives. The donor may stipulate whether the bequest is for general support or for a specific research program or project of CPN, such as the CPN Challenge. It is also very common for a bequest to be made in honor or in memory of another individual who is a family member, friend or colleague from business or professional ties, and other individuals.

In addition to cash and securities, bequests to CPN may include real estate, patent and other intellectual property rights and royalties, and virtually any other personal property and collectibles of value including classic automobiles and art work. All outright bequests to CPN are exempt from federal estate taxation.

Suggested Bequest Language

Outright bequest of dollar amount, percentage of estate or specific property (personal property):


“I bequeath_____ ,without reduction for any tax occasioned by my death, to Conquer Paralysis Now, a separately incorporated 501 ( c) ( 3 ) nonprofit organization, having a principal place of business in Princeton, NJ, that raises funds to support research for a cure of paralysis, as well as care and treatment programs for spinal cord injured and paralyzed individuals, to be disposed of as Conquer Paralysis Now, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate in furtherance of its mission to find a cure for paralysis.

Bequest of specific property (REAL ESTATE):


“I devise all of my right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at
(----address or description of the property) to Conquer Paralysis Now, a separately incorporated 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) nonprofit organization having a principal place of business in Princeton, NJ, that raises funds to support research for a cure of paralysis, as well as care and treatment for spinal cord injured and paralyzed individuals, to be used or disposed of as Conquer Paralysis Now, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate in furtherance of its mission. (or alternate language: “ to be used for the specific purpose of supporting (program or research stage) of the CPN Challenge Program.”

Bequest of share or entire residue of estate:


“ I devise and bequeath (all) or (----percent---) of the remainder of my property, without reduction for any tax occasioned by my death, to Conquer Paralysis Now, a separately incorporated 501 ( C ) ( 3 ) nonprofit organization having a principal place of business in Princeton, NJ that raises funds to support research for a cure of paralysis, care and treatment for spinal cord injured and paralyzed individuals, to be disposed of as Conquer Paralysis Now in its sole discretion deems appropriate in furtherance of its mission to find a cure for paralysis. (or alternate language: “ to be used for the specific purpose of supporting---of the CPN Challenge Program.”)

If your gift to Conquer Paralysis Now is restricted for a specific purpose or you would like assistance, contact our development staff to work with you and your tax, legal and financial advisors to craft the appropriate language in order to accomplish your gift intentions and wishes. For more information, please contact Craig Williams, Esq. at (609) 737-1919 or cwilliams@conquerparalysisnow.org.