Light Up the Night 2022

October 1, 2022 | 6:00 PM | Villa Ragusa, Campbell

Honoring domestic violence victims who have lost their lives and survivors that are moving towards wellness and recovery with support from Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence. At Next Door Solutions, we believe in a victim’s right to justice, quality programs, and comprehensive services to achieve safety, stability, and self-sufficiency. In honor of serving our community, at the Light Up the Night Gala, you will help us to raise awareness and support victims of domestic violence through relationships, fundraising, and caring for individuals and families.

Emcee: Chris Chmura

Chris Chmura joined NBC Bay Area in April 2016 as Consumer Investigative Reporter. He leads our NBC Bay Area Responds team, which responds to consumer complaints and advocates on viewers’ behalf.

His goal is to help consumers settle disputes — no matter how large or small; simple or complicated. Chris says he aims to empower viewers with knowledge that will make them savvy consumers.

Chris joined NBC Bay Area from WTVT in Tampa, where he spent nearly 10 years as a consumer reporter. His stories offered viewers advice for saving money, avoiding scams, and traveling smart.

Prior to that assignment, Chris worked at WFLA in Tampa, and in Washington D.C. at The Associated Press and Conus TV News Service. He began his career at WCJB-TV in Gainesville, Florida as a fill-in weekend weather forecaster.

Over the years Chris has covered raging wildfires, chased countless hurricanes, and interviewed hundreds of people. He also reported expansively on the September 11 attacks, as he lived near the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

Chris has been honored with several regional Emmy Awards for his consumer reporting. He has also received awards from the Associated Press, The Society of Professional Journalists, and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

He was born in Long Island, New York but a short time later his family relocated to Florida. He grew up near Tampa Bay – the ‘other’ Bay Area. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications with a Bachelor of Science in telecommunications.

When he’s not working, Chris is planning his next getaway — his life’s ambition is to see as much of our planet as possible. Yes, he does carry his passport at all times, just in case!

Follow him on Twitter @Chris_Chmura and like him on Facebook.


The welfare and safety of our guests are paramount. We will adhere to the California State and County of Santa Clara Public Health guidelines.

The Villa Ragusa staff are required to take all mandated precautions to support the safety of all attendees. The Light Up the Night Committee will continue to monitor the state and local guidelines and follow stated guidelines as the conditions determine.

Light Up the Night 2021 – video

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