Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Paul Charles Gignilliat & Ellen Cash Gignilliat  



He is probably the grandson of Gen. Leigh Robinson Gignilliat of Culver Military Academy

1940 Census
Paul C Gignilliat
Age 8, born abt 1932
Birthplace Illinois
Gender Male
Race White
Home in 1940 615 Ridge RoadNew Trier,Cook, Illinois
Household Members Age
Head Leigh R Gignilliat Junior 41
Wife Charlotte Gignilliat 34
Servant Betty Jennings 31
Son Leigh R Gignilliat Junior 12
Son Paul C Gignilliat 8
Daughter Charlotte Gignilliat 4

Gignilliat Pfaff Bailey McCannon Group
Paul C. Gignilliat
Managing Director - Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
Private Wealth Advisor
Senior Portfolio Manager


He made his career in the stock market as a broker and investment adviser, primarily with Kidder Peabody. Today, he is vice president of UBS Global.

Paul joined the securities business in 1955 after two years of serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy. In 1961, he transferred to Kidder Peabody & Co., which subsequently evolved into UBS in 2000. His specialty is analyzing stocks, with an emphasis on the quality of management to increase a company’s value.

He graduated from Yale University in 1953 with a degree in history. Paul holds Series 3, 7 and 66 securities licenses

Beyond his professional experiences, Paul’s generosity and commitment to giving back are reflected in so many ways.

Paul Gignilliat is chair of the Chicago Humanities Festival Development Committee and vice chair of the CHF Investment Committee. He is a member the CHF Special Events Committee.

He is a trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Culver Education Foundation, and a director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Paul Gignilliat graduate of CMA ’49. Ellen & Paul Gignilliat Foundation, Inc.

He and his wife, Ellen, have been married 55 years, and have three children and two grandchildren.

Under information of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago is found:
    ELLEN GIGNILLIAT,active in numerous cultural and community organizations, is a member of Ravinia Festival Board of Trustees and Women’s Board, a member of the Goodman Theatre’s Women’s Board, and the Women’s Board of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She is a Trustee of McCormick Theological Seminary and has served as an Elder and Trustee of Fourth Church, Co-Chair of the Habitat for Humanity Benefit and a member of the Partners in Education Board. Ellen is Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign.

    Paul GIGNILLIAT, a stockbroker, is also active in the community and serves as a Trustee for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has served as an Elder, Trustee, and Chair of Fourth Church’s Stewardship Committee and Investments Committee and as Major Gifts Committee Chair for the 1994-95 Capital Campaign. Paul is Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign.


Ellen Cash Gignilliat was raised in East Chicago, Indiana. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Indiana University

Her husband, Paul Charles Gignilliat graduated from Yale University .

As a student at IU, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and actively involved with the YWCA and is now a life member of the IU Alumni Association. Serving in numerous community organizations, including the Women's Board of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and as a trustee of Ravinia (the summer home of the Chicago Symphony) and a member of the Ravinia Festival Women's Board. In 1990 demonstrated her commitment to music by the establishment of the Gignilliat Music Scholarship Fund which is awarded annually to deserving students at IU School of Music. "Music is such a joy, and the Indiana University School of Music stands out worldwide. I wanted to do something for my alma mater, and I think it's very exciting tohave a part in making a difference in young lives."

Paul C. Gignilliat is chair of the Chicago Humanities Festival Development Committee and vice chair of the CHF Investment Committee. He is a member the Chicago Humanities Festival Special Events Committee. He is senior vice president of investments at UBS, a trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Culver Education Foundation, and a director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

Ellen and Paul Gignilliat were honored at the Merit School of Music Gala 2007 on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at Four Seasons Chicago






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