The Whistleblower Assistance Fund



The Whistleblower Assistance Fund was created to address a need within the whistleblower community for an avenue to obtain monetary assistance. Many times, once whistleblowers have come forward, they encounter financial hardships because of their whistleblower action due to no fault of their own.


This fund offers financial gifts with no strings attached to deserving whistleblowers. It will also serve to recognize whistleblowers, educate law firms, legal professionals, the public, and whistleblowers about the assistance this fund can offer.


Initial Officers  


President and Chairman of the Board

Blake Percival


Travis Percival

Travis Percival started his banking career in Austin, Texas at a small community bank and quickly excelled in that industry. Seeking a company with an organizational culture that aligned with his personal values led him to Elevations Credit Union in Boulder, Colorado.
Travis is passionate about community involvement and has served on numerous non-profit boards in varying roles. In his free time he enjoys skiing, biking, and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.


Ashley Hotard

Ashley is a wife and stay at home mother to 3 children. Prior to having children she worked as a receptionist and secretary. She is passionate about children and enjoys volunteering in various roles. She currently leads a women’s Bible study and volunteers in the children’s ministry at her local church. In her free time she loves to read, or whip something tasty up in the kitchen. She is excited and honored to serve in this role.

Board Members

Cecil Jackson

Pastor Cecil Jackson has served in the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church since 1986, and currently serves as pastor of the Jay (FL) United Methodist Church.
Cecil is a native of Mobile, AL. He is a graduate from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, and of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.
Cecil’s passion is to help others forward in faith and holiness. He ministers the gospel out of a deep love for the witness of Scripture, the early Church, the doctrinal standards and General Rules of the United Methodist Church. This passion has led to the development of the New Room Project. Taking its name from the world’s first Methodist building, the New Room Project is a small group ministry devoted to equipping believers to “become like Jesus from the inside out...together”.
Cecil’s wife, Connie, grew up in an Air Force family. She calls Panama City home, where she studied at Gulf Coast State College.
They have two adult children, Nick, who lives in the Nashville area, and Amanda, who lives in Panama City.

Kyle Percival

Former educator and coach, Kyle A. Percival. Kyle holds a B.S. in Education from Lee College and a M.S. in Administration from Troy University. With more than 30 years of teaching and coaching experience, he understands the importance of maintaining and modeling integrity in the workplace. The cancer survivor currently resides in Gettysburg, PA, where his wife, Denise, serves as pastor of CrossRoads Community Church. He can be found on any given Sunday teaching youth and encouraging others in their station of life. The history buff has been known to give battlefield tours, catch trout in local streams and volunteer in many capacities. Two of his greatest joys are his daughters, Mychal Riley Marlette (Caleb) and Kyla Ashlee Percival. Life became really grand in Nov. 2018, with the birth of his grandson, Cooper Marlette.

Heather Percival

Heather was born in upstate New York and moved to the Carolinas as a teen. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a BA in business administration and hospitality and tourism. Her career has brought her to Colorado where she currently resides. She has worked in the movie theatre industry managing various locations for the past 6 years. She is excited and honored to be serving on this board.