ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Generations Bank, headquartered in the Finger Lakes region, has placed an opening bid of $10,000 for the caricature of Susan B. Anthony to benefit the National Women's Hall of Fame. World renowned Caricature Artist, Philip Burke, will be creating the five foot tall caricature of Rochester's own Susan B. Anthony live at Ruby-Gordon Furniture & Mattress on March 8th and 9th.
March 8th has been designated as International Women's Day. It is the day the world "celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women." International Women's Day has been celebrated around the world for more than a century, and this year, Ruby-Gordon joins the celebration along with the National Women's Hall of Fame, whose mission is "Showcasing great women, inspiring all". Philip Burke will start with a white canvas at 10:30am on March 8th and work until 2pm that same day. Mr. Burke will come back the morning of March 9th to finish up the caricature.
"We are very excited to kick off the live auction of the Susan B. Anthony caricature to support the National Women's Hall of Fame," said Generations Bank CEO, Menzo Case, "we hope our opening bid will start a very active bidding process."
Raymond Ruby, Ruby-Gordon Chairman, said, "Generations Bank and its generosity is truly what this event is about. Spotlighting an international cause and supporting the efforts of the National Women's Hall of Fame."
The Susan B. Anthony caricature will be auctioned off online at www.rubygordon.com/auction with the proceeds from the auction being donated to the National Women's Hall of Fame.
For more information about the celebration and how to place a bid for the caricature, please visit www.rubygordon.com/auction, or to make a donation directly to the National Women's Hall of Fame, please visit www.womenofthehall.org.
SOURCE Ruby-Gordon Furniture